Author: Jerry Holt

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Jerry Holt is a novelist, playwright, teacher, and public speaker. He is professor emeritus of English at Purdue University Northwest and a recipient of Purdue's 2015 Dreamer Award, recognized for work as that has "embodied Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s vision of service to others.” Holt has written four major plays, one novel, and nine short plays. His acclaimed novel, The Killing of Strangers, focuses on several mysteries surrounding the Kent State University shootings on May 4, 1970.

Reptile Memoirs

Jerry Holt reviews Silje Ulstein’s book, Reptile Memoirs, a Norwegian literary thriller set on the fjords of Ålesund and Kristiansund in Norway.

Bitter Flowers

Jerry Holt reports that the 2007 Norwegian crime novel, Bitre Blomster (Bitter Flowers), by Gunnar Staalesen, will be released in English in May.


Crime Corner

For the travel issue, Jerry Holt brings us a new episode of Crime Corner featuring Irish author John Banville.


Crime Corner

Jerry Holt writes about a book and two movies that cover the Dyatlov Pass incident, in which nine hikers died in Russia’s Ural Mountains in 1959.

Minnesota Trilogy

The Minnesota Trilogy

Jerry Holt reviews The Minnesota Trilogy, which includes The Land of Dreams, Only the Dead, and The Ravens, by Norwegian author Vidar Sundstøl.

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Crime Corner: A good romjul read

Crime Corner’s Jerry Holt recommends The
Spy Who Came in from the Cold and A Most Wanted Man, films based on books,
for your holiday viewing fun.

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Crime for Christmas

Crime Corner’s Jerry Holt recommends some Nordic noir favorites with boxed sets and specialty gifts available just in time for the holidays.

Crime Corner

This month’s Crime Corner is Halloween account about death, with a focus on Stein Riverton’s The Iron Chariot, known
as Norway’s first detective novel.